Spanish La Liga
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Atletico Madrid 1-0 Alaves

Fernando Torres
Torres scored his first league goal since the final game of last season

Fernando Torres scored his first La Liga goal of the season as Atletico Madrid moved up to second with victory over Alaves.

The former Liverpool and Chelsea striker, 33, grabbed the winner just minutes after coming off the bench, sliding in Sime Vrsaljko's cross.

It was Atletico's fourth league win in a row and moves them to within three points of leaders Barcelona.

Valencia started the day second but lost 2-1 at Eibar.

It was a second defeat in three matches for Valencia after having gone 14 league games unbeaten from the start of the season.

Barcelona have a game in hand at the top and face Deportivo La Coruna at the Nou Camp on Sunday, while fourth-placed Real Madrid will also be playing catch-up after beating Gremio in Saturday's Club World Cup final.

Line-ups

Atl Madrid

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Oblak
  • 16Vrsaljko
  • 15SavicBooked at 34mins
  • 2GodínBooked at 67mins
  • 3Filipe Luís
  • 5ParteyBooked at 18minsSubstituted forCorreaat 45'minutes
  • 6Koke
  • 14Fernández Arenas
  • 8SaúlSubstituted forTorresat 69'minutes
  • 21GameiroSubstituted forCarrascoat 69'minutes
  • 7Griezmann

Substitutes

  • 1Moyá
  • 9Torres
  • 10Carrasco
  • 11Correa
  • 12Fernández
  • 19Hernández
  • 20Torres Belén

Alavés

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Pacheco
  • 32Aguirregabiria
  • 4RuanoBooked at 86mins
  • 6MaripánBooked at 35mins
  • 3DuarteBooked at 61mins
  • 11GómezSubstituted forSantosat 84'minutes
  • 18PinaBooked at 55minsSubstituted forBojanat 77'minutes
  • 19García Sánchez
  • 17Pedraza
  • 24El Haddadi
  • 14Franco AlvizSubstituted forMedránat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Santos
  • 13Sivera
  • 15Bojan
  • 16Torres
  • 22Wakaso
  • 23Medrán
  • 26Diéguez
Referee:
Jesús Gil Manzano
Attendance:
49,884

Match Stats

Home TeamAtl MadridAway TeamAlavés
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away0
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Atlético de Madrid 1, Alavés 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Atlético de Madrid 1, Alavés 0.

  3. Post update

    Stefan Savic (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Munir El Haddadi (Alavés).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Manu García (Alavés) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Rubén Duarte with a cross.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  7. Post update

    Koke (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Manu García (Alavés).

  9. Booking

    Alexis Ruano (Alavés) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

    Offside, Alavés. Álvaro Medrán tries a through ball, but Alexis Ruano is caught offside.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Koke (Atlético de Madrid).

  12. Post update

    Bojan (Alavés) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Alavés. Christian Santos replaces Ibai Gómez.

  14. Post update

    Koke (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Munir El Haddadi (Alavés).

  16. Post update

    Foul by Yannick Carrasco (Atlético de Madrid).

  17. Post update

    Martín Aguirregabiria (Alavés) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Yannick Carrasco (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Alexis Ruano.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Alavés. Bojan replaces Tomás Pina.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 16th December 2017

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona1512303873139
2Atl Madrid1610602571836
3Valencia16104236162034
4Real Madrid1594230111931
5Sevilla169251919029
6Villarreal156362220221
7Eibar166371828-1021
8Getafe155552015520
9Real Sociedad165562828020
10Leganés156271214-220
11Girona155551922-320
12Celta Vigo155372723418
13Ath Bilbao164661619-318
14Real Betis155372329-618
15Levante163851522-717
16Espanyol154471119-816
17Dep La Coruña154381827-915
18Alavés1640121225-1312
19Malaga1532101328-1511
20Las Palmas1531111134-2310
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